Air Marshal Gives PoppyScotland’s Latest Venture Its Official Opening

Poppyscotland’s newest welfare centre, The MacRobert Centre, which will serve the near-40,000 members of the Armed Forces community living in and around Ayrshire, was officially opened by Air Marshal Stuart Atha yesterday (Wednesday, 21st March 2018).

Air Marshal Atha, 55, who is the Deputy Commander Operations and was born just a few miles away from the new Poppyscotland Ayrshire Welfare Centre, in Kilmarnock, was joined by The MacRobert Trust’s Chairman (Elect), local dignitaries, fellow members of the Armed Forces, veterans and the charity’s Chief Executive, Mark Bibbey.

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The Coming Home Centre teaches Veterans skills in bike maintenance, woodwork, wilderness therapy

The Coming Home Centre looks to teach Veterans in Glasgow skills in bike maintenance, woodwork, wilderness therapy and provide free hot lunches.

This year they look to have 500 registered veterans at the Centre.  They work at the front line of veterans assistance in Glasgow and are quite unique in the work that we do.  Why? They help at the point of need, a veteran walks in with range of needs,  they help them or bring in other agencies for a face to face meeting.

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Heard about Glasgow based Coming Home Centre for Veterans?

The Coming Home Centre is a drop in centre for Armed Forces Veterans and Serving Military Personnel in the Community.

Based in Glasgow they provide tea, coffee and a daily hot meal free of charge to veterans. Eating a hot meal together is an activity that most veterans can identify with and relate back to their service experiences.

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SSAFA Urges The Nation To Share Their First World War Stories

This year marks the 100-year anniversary of one of the most significant moments in British history but new research commissioned by SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity has revealed that many young people have no idea about the historic facts surrounding the First World War.

The One Poll survey quizzed the nation on their basic historical knowledge and understanding of the Great War and revealed a distinct difference between ‘Millennials’ knowledge compared to ‘Generation X’ and the ‘Baby Boomers.’

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Why Relationship Counselling Is Part Of The RNRMC’s Grant Funding Strategy

“Because of the constant time away from the family and the fact that I am left to handle everything by myself, divorce is one of the options I am considering.”

Statistics provided by the Service shows that relationship problems have been in the top five problems presenting in each of the last ten years. In the Tri-Service Families Continuous Attitude Survey (FAMCAS) 2015, 52% of respondents stated that they felt that their relationship with their serving partner would be better if they left the Royal Navy / Royal Marines. 68% had started a conversation with their serving spouse about leaving the Service.

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